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please leave. anything. to teach me the creation of why you should care about humans. this is why you should care only. polls close on the final day of voting for the post revolution future with you. in the lead. and. if. you make the call was. to stop listening to. conservatives or propose a government because they claim a narrow victory with almost thirty percent of the vote leaving the main. u.n. peace plan for syria shaken to the core observers. both. in
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broadcasting i'm direct from our studios and recapping the week's top stories this is r t with a weekly to those stories now after preliminary results in egypt the muslim brotherhood candidate claims an early lead in the historic presidential runoff there are also numerous acquisitions of ballot rigging from rival. headquarters. talking to demonstrators as well as talking to those who actually turned out to cast their ballot the general mood is that most people feel that this is really a choice that is not a choice if you have a mature figure who represents. and you have dr mohamed morsi who represents the muslim brotherhood and the idea of turning egypt into an islamist state visiting the polling stations throughout the course of the day i did get a sense that people there were very tired of this whole election process at the
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same time those that i've been talking to say that they are not that enthusiastic that everything will go ahead without any kind of mishaps now we do expect the official results to be announced on thursday although we anticipate that we'll get some kind of preliminary indication as early as monday morning the verdict turn out half way through this weekend election stood at the fifteen percent mark if indeed it does not reach the forty six percent voter turnout that there was for the first round of presidential elections last month it will be an indication of widespread discontent and of the growing illegitimacy with which people view these elections there were the usual complaints of election fraud we heard some reports of disappearing and of ballot cards having been pre-marked but the election committee on the whole did say that there was no wide scale forward in of was confident that
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these elections had been free and fair but it's really very difficult to say but certainly more and more interruptions feel that the military is retaining its hold on power the army has promised to come in the first of july it will hand over the reins of power to a civilian government but indeed whether it does this we're not talking to gyptian is they feel that the army will continue to pull the strings from the farm now on sunday was the announcement that the ruling military council had issued an interim constitutional declaration that for. gave the generals just slates of poa of course this has been criticized particularly by the muslim brotherhood which saw with the parliament that it held just under the number of seats dissolved by the constitutional court just a few days ago we understand that this declaration gives an understanding in terms of what power was the new president will have and it would also give the generals the final say on the proses of draw off to
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a new constitution but the army saying that it will give food the details come monday. we are reporting for us there now cairo based journalist mohammad ali believes people will take to the streets no matter who wins now we've got a great divide between the supporters and the muslim brotherhood of course dr morsi supporters in both cases there will be protests but no one is going to be pleased with the results because the divide is extreme in my opinion if mr shifty wins the elections there will be massive protests and demonstrations and i think a lot of the people whether or not you are muslim brotherhood supporters or revolutionaries or reformers will actually retreat to the streets of the here and actually shout out weyerhaeuser revolution gone because you cannot have a remnant of the x. regime lead us into this new wave of transition but in the case that the muslim
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brotherhood candidate dr morsi wins there will be a lot of depressed revolutionaries and anti muslim brotherhood supporters who feel that egypt now is now in you know embarking on and on a different level of knowledge which will actually take place if dr morsi wins. greece's conservative new democrat democracy party proposes a pro austerity government after partial results suggested they've won the election with almost thirty percent of the vote their main rival left wing syriza came a close second with just over twenty six percent artie's jacob greaves is in athens . places official results showing new democracy out in the lead hovering around thirty percent of the vote now they are still ahead of stories about only just this though presents new democracy though with a problem because even though it looks like they'll win this election they won't do so with an overall majority so they will need to seek the help and coalition plan
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of another party the only real option for new democracy in a moment seems to be perhaps of the socialist party who they have governed with before askers they both share the message of austerity even though past party would like to see some major changes to the bailout deal struck with the i.m.f. the e.u. and eurozone troika now pasok are also presenting their own problems because we're seeing reports at the moment they may not be willing to function with new democracy without the inputs of so reserve because they have had such a significant sway when it comes to these elections indeed even if they're not part of a future government series are still likely to have a major showing when it comes to a future parliament greece their opinions will count and that will be quite crucial to lollies trying to stop any future austerity deals being made and the reworkings of that bailout plan they stand for a cancellation of austerity full stop saying it's been far too costly for the greek
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nation already they want to remain within the year over this is being where much talk has centered in the build up to this campaign but those stressing that their conditions for a cancellation to austerity would lead to an exit from the euro zone they always stress that this be far too costly for of the eurozone members which was their card their trump card here is it risk contagion to other countries including the. lots of the more vulnerable ones at the moment spain and portugal. most of the greek political parties are hoping to retain the euro and planning to cancel or. political writer peter bill to believe that leaving the currency union or would it not go smoothly for athens it's never happened like this before that a very very tightly knit union currency union has ever actually broken up so the real fear is that there could be immensely fattal's going on for years and years and years between banks between debtors and lenders simply because nobody knows
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exactly in what currency the debts that have been run up would have to be repaid if any of those in greece perhaps would be repaid with a far devalued new drama but that of course could possibly put the banks in germany in france in terrific trouble if they are or if you like demand of the european central bank that it prints new money then there is an endless amount of money available there is potentially enough money to bail out everybody and his mother but the will at the moment is not there to do that simply because it delays the problem of the lack of competitiveness of some of the eurozone countries. and while european leaders come to terms with debt crises throughout the struggling euro zone our website or two dot com reveals an alarming that warning by the world bank chief . talks of a lehman style global crisis and the dire consequences for developing economies if
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the e.u. fails to deal with the existing issues. plus the revolution in post gadhafi libya is not over divisions continue to rock the country and a new authorities deployed troops to quell violence among the former allies those details and more on our website r.t. dot com. the un back to peace plan in syria took another blow with the observer mission there suspending its activities due to an escalation of violence the head of the monitors team has demanded the rebel and government forces allow evacuation of civilians from combat zones are to use more of a notion of reports on how syrians are dealing with the ongoing bloodshed. this is how humans can look soft it's been burnt by an electric cable most of fashion shows us the fresh signs of torture and support of syrian president assad he was kidnapped in his native. they held me for three days being all the
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time they told me is because they don't support our revolution rubbish they didn't care about the revolution either all they wanted was money they contacted my family asked two million syrian pounds for me is this what they're fighting for. most of us wife sold the house and scraped up a half of the ransom and the father for mystifies know looking for money again to hide his family model motive in this revolution if you want to call it that encouraged criminals of all current and these people they listen to what world leaders and me repeat that assad is evil and start thinking that they have the right to do bad things to all those who are with the president. syria once one of the safest places in the middle east is now one of the most dangerous even for those away from politics for twenty years this elderly lady has been selling vine
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leaves while showing us how to cook broke syrian dolma should be most of the syria she once loved. the world that most syrians don't support anybody there in the middle but all suffer anyway they learn how to be afraid how to be careful and how to be angry we were happy before. she says is even harder now to get meat for your blog comment from damascus says it could soon be even impossible a lot. more used to bring animals from all around the country but roads are now too dangerous to travel the result my business is declining prices are a lose lose situation. while the manager and keeps his boutique hotel in downtown damascus running even though his seldom any guests to look after the conflict torn country he is now a long way from people's idea of a top holiday destination is here with more people are afraid even if they want to
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come because make a reservation the world sites like booking dot com or hotels dot com they block syria. surprisingly though we meet a guest here even more surprising he says his business is growing these days there are fart is the chief executive of a media brooch. asked in company. big cheers big for themselves but each new ones pictures that speak for them and the more convincing the message the higher the chances of victory and there is to be for it even though the prose for air time has almost doubled you see. the pictures are far transmits no matter from which side of the conflicts they come send a clear message violent reality is all too familiar here in syria even to kids. i know what's going on they kill and should people people die. who knows what kind
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of syria this six year old girl will face when she grows up in fifteen months of crisis syria has suffered deeply violence has raged sanctions have shaken economy and crime has flourished but has called for military foreign intervention getting louder syrians say they still hold out hope for peace even if they're prepared for more sufferings before they get there. or if an option our team syria. this week after the u.s. backed away from hillary clinton's remarks that moscow is supplying a side with attack helicopters pentagon official said it's tracking a russian ship with weapons and troops heading for syria moscow denies the claims but says several ships are ready if needed to protect its syrian base the violence in syria is growing political analyst. believes kofi and a peace plan still remain syria's only hope. i think the situation has reached very dangerous proportions and there are civilians that are being killed i think
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however it's not too late to i mean i am afraid that perhaps the statement given by the united nations may may be a. desperate call yes but it's not the end of the road there is still a chance to actually have a cease fire to have the plan that has been laid out in the past by kofi annan and implemented to have a ceasefire and go for the political dialogue there is no military solution they cannot be a military solution and in fact what the western powers are calling for. military interference is insane this would take syria nowhere but the destruction and misery for everybody no one would come out as the winner in this if this continues the way it does coming up a failed appeal. while we kill eager julian assange says his latest bid to fight extradition to sweden we investigate whether there's now
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a new witch hunt for other whistleblowers in. iran and six world powers to enter a critical third round of nuclear negotiations with the west pessimistic about the results to find out why few minutes right here on our team. exit polls suggest president francois hollande socialists have won an absolute majority in the french parliament if the results of the second round are the voting of are confirmed excuse me it would mean honda has got enough support to fulfill his pledge of economic growth instead of belt tightening but load the news to international consultant and former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament says he doubts holanda will deliver on his promises. a people oriented to call it socialist if you will and get austerity policies exactly what european union needs but will this come from france i doubt it if it's true teaches any lesson the socialist party of france ever since the election of president reagan has gone as
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taken up in neoliberal policies privatization i think in the first two months maybe the first year he will take some tepid steps in that there rection but slowly he will start using european union as an excuse for just keeping the austerity plan going and for the growth plan being some minor think the european central bank the i.m.f. are nearly brought institutions and basically what they are now doing is doing exactly what happened in the seventy's and not in america and that is the deconstruction or if you want a total destruction of the social welfare state as it was established after the second world war for the benefit of banks for financial funding so that elites etc it's not it's not a secret what we call the so-called regrettable consequence of this policy or actually what i think it very much object is that the aim at. thousands of opposition protesters spilled out on to moscow streets on tuesday in the first
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major rally since president putin's return to the top job last month the demonstration was attended by groups from across russia's political spectrum from the far left to right wing nationalists the rally was peaceful and went without incident unlike the previous major rally on may sixth hijacked by radical groups it's all clashes and injuries among both police and protesters has resulted in a new law bringing fines for those breaking rally regulations in line with european standards violators will now have to pay up to seven thousand euros or do two hundred hours of community service. on thursday the u.k. supreme court dismissed join us songes latest appeal to reopen the case against his extradition to sweden but judges voted unanimously dismissing the bid as being without merit the wiki leak or faces deportation to sweden where he is wanted on sexual assault charges who has been under house arrest in britain for some five hundred days says the case is politically motivated and that his final destination
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will be washington however that now seems that he won't be the only whistleblower to face a crackdown party's first reports on a bill being debated in the british parliament which if adopted could discourage people from exposing the truth. on whistleblowing it's a war of attrition a good one too son has nothing against people that have a lot of wealth and a lot of power behind him as he is a battle against corruption. and lies secrecy this video named collateral murder is just one of many we keep makes revelations exposing real crimes revolutionizing whistleblowing and tearing down the divides between governments and ordinary people in the government year is exposing wrongdoing completely risky business is when the addison found out i can t. thousand wiles like he. the treasurer of the south african company leisure net she
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discovered the c.e.o.'s were stealing money from shareholders and sending it to offshore accounts and she blew the whistle it was a decade point that my whole life fell apart. lost my career it was it was literally if i started getting the streets anonymously there were occasions where i was almost inclined to consider accepting society completely. and this is a very common thing for. talking about suicide despite risking everything when he was in poor old in a lengthy legal wrangling and it would be more than a decade before days who committed the crime went to jail modern whistleblowing techniques have been giving people more power to take on big corporations and even governments now with the proposed changes to the law potentially threatening the protections also at a time when the culture surrounding whistleblowing be making big leaps forward the law could be set to take a big step back the problems being caused by this the enterprise and regulatory
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reform bill which is currently making its way through parliament and one small discrete line buried away in the text referring to a public interest test we were really worried that putting in a public interest test into the legislation will have a chilling effect on the ability of workers to speak up a member of the international whistleblowing research network and an employment lawyer david lewis tells us the proposed test has dropped a bomb on whistle blowing provisions the great virtue of the existing provisions is there's no public interest it was a very simple test as long as you had enormous motu if you could be sure and it found that you would be protected now individuals of those claiming to use the provisions have to satisfy public interest to make it very difficult for people to advise them the government archy's that the changes are aimed at closing a loophole this meant that employees. personal grievances a for employment contract
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have been able to use the whistle blame provisions but the some this will be seen as just the latest measure making it harder to out the truth. of course is this trend. as one crackdown in whistle blowing blowing the whistle have to differing degrees how their lies changed their reputations threatened or ruined their freedoms for me but in the process they've revealed secrets that the rich and the powerful never wanted us to know that i was being told i was doing the wrong thing. and yet it felt so right for me and i knew what i was doing the watching their battle highlights the importance of protecting whistle blows and the public's right to know something they all say was well worth fighting for sarah. lunde in. iran's top nuclear negotiator is in moscow for a fresh round of talks over tehran's nuclear program the two day meeting between six world powers in tehran starts on monday the previous negotiations in april and
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may brought little result apart from tehran tentatively agreeing to let us inspectors in to a military site suspected of carrying out weapons related tests the world powers also want iran to stop enriching uranium which they believe paves the way for acquiring that weapons grade materials in return they are offering to help with medical research and aircraft parts however some critics say the close relationship between the u.s. and israel won't allow any breakthrough to come out of the talks. i don't think you can expect quite a lot from the talks i think that israel will continue to for washington not to make any kind of headway with iran what. is robust here that there might be some prospects of a solution between the obama administration and so is doing all it can and obama from now at least from up with seen until now. has gained the reputation of giving in and not being very strong when it comes to confronting leaders really pressures
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so now in election year and especially where obama is trying to get the support of the conservative jewish votes i don't expect anything significant will happen from now at least until the elections take place the sanctions which the american administration has imposed to some extent that has been a factor in preventing the israelis from actually going ahead and launching a strike it's always possible that israel especially this current government might go ahead and launch a strike and this is something related to netanyahu and his own personal mission of the u.s. and that the obama administration keeps on reassuring for example that it is tackling this situation it has made the statement time and again and that actually reveals genuine fears on the part of the obama administration that israel might actually go ahead and attack iran you have actually. more news from around the world this hour. at least thirty six people have been killed and more than one hundred injured after five churches were attacked in northern nigeria the violence
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prompted protests in the state of an area known for its religious tension this was the latest in a string of attacks against christians in the region the radical sect boko haram has previously targeted churches services across the country killing hundreds. several hundred activists have built walls of sandbags outside the frankfurt stock exchange europe's second largest trading hub protesting against market speculation they demanded the introduction of a financial tax on every transaction carried out in the money markets the e.u. is set to decide on the much discussed tax many disagree on how effective it's likely to be. five palestinian civilians were injured when an overnight israeli airstrike hit a small factory in gaza a second attack was carried out in the south of the strip targeting a hamas military training center earlier in the day border skirmish broke out between israeli and palestinian soldiers but there were no injuries the u.s.
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ramps up strikes against suspected militants in pakistan with seven killed in two recent incidents america's campaign of drone attacks continues despite a lot islam of odds claims that it violates international law and kills innocent civilians archies. reports about us drone strikes in pakistan come in more and more often we're getting used to hearing in the media such and such number of terrorists was killed with no way to verify really there are no names attached to those numbers usually but earlier this month american officials proudly announced that a drone strike in pakistan killed one of his top commanders almost two weeks later a video with the same men. was posted online with titles which are generally reserved for the living other al qaeda leaders have not confirmed or denied this the video could have been taped before he's that's true so he might as well be dead but the confusion has once again raised the question of who's really dying in those
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bombings and how much do we actually know because it's all very murky what we do know is that the obama administration has dramatically ramped up drone strikes in pakistan around story hundred strikes since he took office it's this area bordering afghanistan which is on the fire but judging by the intensity of the u.s. strikes there one thing that only terrorists leave there that's not the case of course the long investigative journalism says more than eight hundred civilians died in those bombings among them almost two hundred children what's interesting for a year u.s. officials are all together denied civilian deaths in drone strikes but reports on the ground told the opposite and thousands of people protesting furiously in pakistan told the opposite then that was the last straw of the aerial strike which killed two dozen pakistani soldiers last year by mistake diplomatic have a follow up between the u.s. and pakistan pakistan blocked supply routes to afghanistan and they still remain
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closed by the way a new wave of extremism has been steered by those strikes but it's also interesting u.s. officials have accused this bureau of investigative journalism which works to shed light on civilian deaths saying those drone strikes of helping terrorists why. you might argue that this label terrorist helper is becoming an all too convenient tool for the government to brush off investigative journalism and then there was this yemeni journalist who reported about the drone strike in yemen in two thousand and nine twenty one woman and fourteen children died there the journalist is now in jail reportedly at the personal request of president obama himself. there's this line of thought in washington. it's all perfectly fine as long as we're fighting the bad guys the president approves the list of those bad guys by the way the kill list on secret evidence with no review but does the argument we're fighting the bad
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guys mean that the world should keep quiet about the execution of innocent people in washington i'm going to check out. of next r g jazz with someone who predicted the global economic crisis the consequences of which are still being felt across the world but first here are to bring you the hour's headlines contrary.
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